Diocese

Diocese of British Columbia

Anglican Diocese of British Columbia

St Margaret’s on Galiano Island is twinned with St. Mary Magdalene on Mayne Island.  Both churches are situated in the Haro Region of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia; an area of Islands and Inlets, which includes parishes across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia),

Broughton Archipelago and Kingcome Inlet.  All traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw First Peoples.

Ministering on these traditional territories, the Diocese is  a regional expression of the Anglican Church of Canada, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and one part of the whole body of Christ. Established in 1892, the diocese originally covered the entire Canadian province of British Columbia. Over time, as the population of the province grew, new dioceses were formed. The Diocese of British Columbia is now one of five dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon, and includes Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia), Broughton Archipelago and Kingcome Inlet.

Diversity & Unity

The Anglican Diocese of British Columbia values reason, thought, and diversity as integral aspect of the unity of the church. With our roots in the British Isles, our current expression has been uniquely shaped by a long history in a Canadian context. We are progressive church, open to the leading of the Spirit in this time and place. We seek the full inclusion of all people, are committed to serving the poor and working for economic equality for all people. The Anglican Diocese of British Columbia actively seeks healing and reconciliation with the First Peoples of Canada.

To find out more about the the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia and the work being undertaken towards healing and reconciliation, please visit their website.